Molding Stag Leap February 21, 2010 After 10 days in the studio together, Tim and Dave are very anxious to begin the process of removing the mold from the original clay sculpture of Stag Leap. Dave hangs on to the plaster panel (weighing over 40lbs) while Tim is catching the rubber layer. The original clay is starting to peek out from underneath the mold. The guys are so proud, one down and 20 some to go. Each section is removed one at a time. At this point it is an endurance run. Tim and Dave spend the next two days taking apart the mold, section by section. Tim is burning off the excess hemp this cleans up the plaster sections. The mold parts are starting to accumulate around Tim, over 20 pieces to the puzzle. Dave uses precision tools to cut the rubber sections away from the original sculpture. Stag Leap stands with just a remaining few rubber sections to be removed. So, after 12 days and 22 parts later, Stag Leap’s mold will travel back to Colorado with Dave, for the waxes to be poured an then to the foundry. Thank you Dave! This is a test.